The Scientist Is In – Episode 1

Last week, we asked readers to contribute questions to the first episode of the "Scientist Is In" hosted by Deep Sea News. Here, Dr. Carole Baldwin responds directly to questions from science bloggers Sheril Kirshenbaum of The Intersection, Miriam Goldstein on the Oyster’s Garter, and Mark Powell of Blogfish.

Dr. Baldwin is broadcasting from the New Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. It turns out she likes our readers’ questions soo much that next week we’ll host Episode 2. Yea! Thanks everybody for your comments. – PJE

Peter Etnoyer (406 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.

5 comments on “The Scientist Is In – Episode 1
  1. This is great! I loved it. Very engaging, especially with the Sant Hall as the backdrop, and nice to the point answers. I’m looking forward to seeing more!

  2. Your comment about the red drum in Louisiana is not accurate. That stock did not colapse. Certain age classes were severely reduced and this led to recruitment problems; however, with management, the stock has recovered.

  3. William W’s comment illustrates the problem with short answers! He is correct that the stock has recovered under management plans implemented in response to the decline. I was simply responding to a question regarding whether or not personal choices can make a difference, and the dramatic annual increases in catches of red drum were based on consumer demand. Like striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, red drum is now a fishery-management success story.

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